North American International Auto Show http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/665701/more en Seating Supplier Adient Rolls Out Flurry of New Concepts http://wardsauto.com/interiors/seating-supplier-adient-rolls-out-flurry-new-concepts <div class="node-body article-body">Adient started the year collaborating with FCA on the innovative Chrysler Portal concept shown at CES, then introduced three more big ideas at NAIAS. </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/interiors/seating-supplier-adient-rolls-out-flurry-new-concepts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/interiors/seating-supplier-adient-rolls-out-flurry-new-concepts#comments Public Gated North American International Auto Show Interiors Mon, 23 Jan 2017 11:19:00 +0000 1757881 at http://wardsauto.com <p class="Default"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;"><strong>Richard Chung, vice president-Innovation, says Adient&#39;s AI17&nbsp;seating concept illustrates how enjoyable future interiors will be.</strong><o:p></o:p></span></p> Drew Winter Adient's New Seating Concepts http://wardsauto.com/north-american-international-auto-show/adients-new-seating-concepts <div class="node-body gallery-body">Adient was created last year when industrial conglomerate Johnson Controls spun off its seat business. The new company claims to be the world’s largest seating supplier with 75,000 employees operating 230 manufacturing and assembly plants. It has been very busy coming up with ideas to showcase in the new year. </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-american-international-auto-show/adients-new-seating-concepts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-american-international-auto-show/adients-new-seating-concepts#comments Public Gated North American International Auto Show Interiors Mon, 23 Jan 2017 11:18:00 +0000 1759231 at http://wardsauto.com Achates: Opposed-Piston Engine Makers Tooling Up http://wardsauto.com/engines/achates-opposed-piston-engine-makers-tooling <div class="node-body article-body">Inexpensive to manufacture, compatible with all fuels, cleaner burning and up to 50% more fuel efficient, the opposed-piston engine is finding traction with manufacturers, Achates says. The first demonstration vehicle will be ready for driving next year.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/engines/achates-opposed-piston-engine-makers-tooling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/engines/achates-opposed-piston-engine-makers-tooling#comments Public Gated North American International Auto Show Engines Diesel Mon, 23 Jan 2017 10:58:00 +0000 1760111 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Achates promises combined city/highway CAFE of 37 mpg (6.4 L/100 km) and EPA fuel-economy ratings of 25/32 mpg (9.4-7.3 L/100 km) with demo 3-cyl. engine.</strong></p> BMW’s Robertson on Trump, Utes, Diesels, Self-Drivers http://wardsauto.com/industry/bmw-s-robertson-trump-utes-diesels-self-drivers <div class="field-deck"> 2017 North American International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The board member says BMW “will work with the new administration in the same way we’ve worked with administrations before.” That includes trying to educate the Trump team about BMW’s massive U.S. manufacturing operations.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/bmw-s-robertson-trump-utes-diesels-self-drivers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/bmw-s-robertson-trump-utes-diesels-self-drivers#comments Public Industry North American International Auto Show Diesel Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:33:00 +0000 1756321 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>BMW Board Member Ian Robertson says Mexican investment is important strategically.</strong></p> Tom Murphy New 5-Series Arrives as BMW U.S. Sales Fall http://wardsauto.com/technology/new-5-series-arrives-bmw-us-sales-fall <div class="field-deck"> 2017 North American International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Globally, all BMW Group brands did well in 2016, but the U.S. market has been challenging, with sales of most BMW-brand vehicles falling from the prior year.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/new-5-series-arrives-bmw-us-sales-fall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/new-5-series-arrives-bmw-us-sales-fall#comments Public Industry North American International Auto Show Technology Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:15:00 +0000 1756161 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Unveiling all-new BMW 5-Series in Detroit, Robertson counting on sales growth for electrified vehicles.</strong></p> Tom Murphy Marchionne on Trump, Tweets, Mexico, Google Self-Driving Cars and Diesels http://wardsauto.com/industry/marchionne-trump-tweets-mexico-google-self-driving-cars-and-diesels <div class="field-deck"> 2017 North American International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“None of us have had a tweeting president before. It’s a new way of communication and I think we are going to have to learn how to respond.”</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/marchionne-trump-tweets-mexico-google-self-driving-cars-and-diesels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/marchionne-trump-tweets-mexico-google-self-driving-cars-and-diesels#comments Public Industry North American International Auto Show Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:30:00 +0000 1753851 at http://wardsauto.com Getty 2017 NAIAS World Debuts http://wardsauto.com/north-american-international-auto-show/2017-naias-world-debuts <div class="node-body gallery-body">Automakers used the North American International Auto Show in Detroit for world premieres of more than a dozen vehicles, some of them concepts. </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-american-international-auto-show/2017-naias-world-debuts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-american-international-auto-show/2017-naias-world-debuts#comments Public North American International Auto Show Fri, 13 Jan 2017 17:13:00 +0000 1748161 at http://wardsauto.com Startup Touts First-Ever Digital License Plate http://wardsauto.com/technology/startup-touts-first-ever-digital-license-plate <div class="field-deck"> 2017 North American International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The high-tech product aims to eliminate legacy hardware that has adorned vehicles for 125 years. </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/startup-touts-first-ever-digital-license-plate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/startup-touts-first-ever-digital-license-plate#comments Public Industry North American International Auto Show Technology Fri, 13 Jan 2017 11:11:00 +0000 1752491 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Gensler with digital license plate at Reviver&rsquo;s Detroit auto show exhibit.</strong></p> Toyota Predicts Flat Camry Sales, Despite New Model http://wardsauto.com/industry/toyota-predicts-flat-camry-sales-despite-new-model <div class="field-deck"> 2017 North American International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The increasing affinity for CUVs instead of cars by American buyers, combined with a flattening U.S. auto market, could prevent Camry from growing in 2017.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/toyota-predicts-flat-camry-sales-despite-new-model" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/toyota-predicts-flat-camry-sales-despite-new-model#comments Public Industry North American International Auto Show Fri, 13 Jan 2017 10:31:00 +0000 1752711 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda debuts &#39;18 Camry at Detroit auto show.</strong></p> NADA President Says Automaker Pricing ‘Schemes’ Fuel Consumer Distrust of Car Dealers http://wardsauto.com/dealer/nada-president-says-automaker-pricing-schemes-fuel-consumer-distrust-car-dealers <div class="field-deck"> 2017 North American International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“Simply put, these types of programs are trust killers,” says Peter Welch, president of the National Automobile Dealers Assn.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealer/nada-president-says-automaker-pricing-schemes-fuel-consumer-distrust-car-dealers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealer/nada-president-says-automaker-pricing-schemes-fuel-consumer-distrust-car-dealers#comments Public North American International Auto Show Dealer Wed, 11 Jan 2017 14:21:00 +0000 1750821 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Welch calls for rollback of over-reaching government regulations.</strong></p>